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By JESSE J. HOLLAND
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jurors in Sen. Ted Stevens’ corruption trial
have discovered a mistake the Justice Department apparently made in
the Alaska senator’s indictment.
Stevens is charged with lying on Senate financial documents
about gifts from a millionaire oil contractor. Among the seven
charges in the indictment, prosecutors said that Stevens checked
“no” on financial documents when asked whether he received any
gifts in 2001.
Actually, he checked “yes.”
Now, Jurors are asking what to do. And even the judge seemed
surprised by the jury’s catch. But it was unclear what will come of
it. Prosecutors say it’s a simple typographical error. Attorneys
for Stevens hope the gaffe will force jurors to acquit on that
The judge says he’ll decide how to respond.
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